32 killed and more than 80 injured after storms in Bihar - RNews1 Network

32 killed and more than 80 injured after storms in Bihar

Bihar storm, Bihar, storm in Bihar, Nitish Kumar
Patna : At least 32 people were killed and more than 80 injured after storms hit three Bihar districts, including Purnia and Madhepura, destroying thousands of huts and standing crops on last night. The state government has launched relief and rescue operations in the two affected districts.

“32 people dead, over 80 injured in late night storm in three Bihar districts,” the Principal Secretary to disaster management department said, as per media reports.

The government has also announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh each for the kin of the victims. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will also conduct an aerial survey of the two districts.

The storm hit Purnia, Madhepura, Saharsa, Madhubani, Samastipur, Darbhanga and Samastipur uprooting several thousand trees, damaging power lines and destroying thousands of huts and standing crops of maize, wheat and pulses.

Road transport in the districts have been hit in the aftermath of the storm as many trees are lying uprooted, he said. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director in Patna, R K Giri said the storm packed wind speed around 65 km per hour.

"The storm descended from Nepal side hitting Purnia, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga and went deep inside the state up to Bhagalpur. Our radar data is showing that the wind speed was around 65 km per hour," Giri said.




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